Saturday, July 14, 2012

Week One

After our first week of excavating, we are enjoying a day of rest with a gelato run later today.

Everyone arrived without too much difficulty.  We began the week by clearing the effects of the prior winter's rain and cattle intrusion.  We used our new set of tools which we were able to purchase thanks to our wonderful donors.

During the week, we learned what the site was about, why we are digging where we are digging, how to lay out a square (yes excavators you will use algebra), how to start a trench, how to use iPads in the field, and how to wash pottery and lithics.  Here are some photos from our first week.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Getting started...

The site as it appeared when we arrived yesterday morning. Lots of the winter growth has now been cut back, and the protective plastic and sandbags were removed preparatory to the real work which will begin tomorrow morning.